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An Insider’s Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth by Matti Friedman from

friedman620.png A former AP correspondent explains how and why reporters get Israel so wrong, and why it matters ...
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Why Jews are worried by Deborah Lipstadt from

AN old Jewish joke goes like this: “What’s the definition of a Jewish telegram? ‘Start worrying. Details to follow.’ " ...
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19 Hamas Human Rights violations by Marvin Hier and Avraham Cooper from

Simon Wiesental center sent a letter to Ban-Ki Moon ...
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Truth is the first casualty when Hamas intimidates reporters by Mort Klein and Daniel Mandel from

m-75-idf-poster.png Israel has not developed incisive methods for dealing with distortions of the truth. As Winston Churchill once said, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” ...
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The big lie of Gaza by Daniel Mandel from

palestinian_with.png Yes, Gaza is heavily populated. But its urban density is neither extreme nor the source of its woes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 Statistical Abstract, Gaza had in 2010 11,542 people per square mile. That is about as densely populated as Gibraltar (11,506). Gaza is considerably less densely populated than Hong Kong (17,422) or Singapore (17,723). It is far less densely populated than Monaco (39,609). And Macau (52,163) is over four times more densely populated than Gaza. ...
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Occupation hypocrisy. Gaza vs Cyprus by Victor Davis Hanson from

Cyprus is a beautiful island, but it has never recovered from the Turkish invasion of 1974. Turkish troops still control nearly 40 percent of the island - the most fertile and formerly the richest portion. ...
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It’s anti-semitism, stupid by Prof. Efraim Karsh from

genocide70.png In Lord Byron’s memorable words: “The wild dove hath her nest, the fox his cove, mankind their country – Israel but the grave.” ...
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Useful idiot’s Gaza Holocaust by Andre Oboler from

BBC questions civvy casualties in Gaza : ...if the Israeli attacks have been "indiscriminate", as the UN Human Rights Council says, it is hard to work out why they have killed so many more civilian men than women... ...
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Sweet while it lasted by Ruthie Blum from

showimage.ashx?id=251812&h=236&w=370.png When almost everyone across the ideological spectrum began to defend the government, it felt as though we were witnessing a miracle. ...
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Failure to condemn fuels anti-Semites by Jeremy Jones from

1227018475481?format=jpg&group=iphone&size=medium.png In 25 years of documenting anti-Jewish activity in Australia, I have never before witnessed so many overt, unapologetic expressions of anti-Semitic vitriol. ...
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The Mysterious Missing Rocket Photos by Rabbi Shraga Simmons from

missing-missiles_230x150.png Journalists in Gaza are intimidated and threatened by Hamas. ...
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Why did editors take so long? by Gerard Henderson from

IT’S not surprising that The Sydney Morning Herald finally moved to discipline its Saturday columnist Mike Carlton. What’s surprising is that it took so long to do so. ...
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World ignores Christian Exodus from Islamic world by Raymond Ibrahim from

620.png It is to the media's shame that those who slaughter, behead, crucify and displace people for no other reason than that they are Christian rarely get media coverage, while Israel, which kills only in the context of trying to defend itself from rocket attacks and terrorism, and not out of religious bigotry, is constantly demonized. ...
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The empty spaces in Gaza by Alan M. Dershowitz from

619.png How many times have you heard on television or read in the media that the Gaza Strip is "the most densely populated area in the world"? Repeating this statement, however, does not make it true. ...
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The betrayal of the intellectual by Yair Lapid from

Too many American and European intellectuals have taken moral relativism to its absurd extreme, falling back upon the 'validity of every narrative' and repeating the mantra that 'every story has two sides.' They treat those who have a clear moral stance as primitive. For them, if you take a moral stand or choose a side in a conflict you must lack the necessary tolerance to "see the other side." ...
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Left about-turn takes Israel in new direction as villain by Christian Kerr from

ISRAEL was once a cause celebre of the Australian Left. “Don’t be fooled by the Jew-baiters,” a pamphlet produced just ahead of its birth by the Eureka Youth League, the Communist Party of Australia youth wing, says. “Demand that the Australian government recognise the state of Israel … Work for world peace and international friendship.” ...
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This won’t end well for Fairfax by Cameron Slater from

screen-shot-2014-07-29-at-5.08.23-pm-635x357-630x354.jpg?fit=630%2c354.png Fairfax is under the cosh in Australia for their blatant anti-semitic coverage of the current conflict in Gaza. ...
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In defence of Zionists by Michael Oren from

bn-dx723_0731zi_g_20140731164319.png The Israeli media have just reported the call-up of an additional 16,000 reservists. Even as I write, they too are mobilizing for active duty—aware of the dangers, grateful for the honor and ready to bear responsibility. ...
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Spanish journalist on why Hamas never photographed in action by Joshua Levitt from

A Spanish journalist told Israeli filmmaker Michael Grynszpan that the reason television news does not broadcast images of Hamas fighters in action is because of fear of immediate execution. ...
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Christian cleansing by Guy Bechor from

1549325_10151808872126924_1596097701_n.png The numbers are truly staggering: In Iraq of 2003, until the fall of Sadam Hussain, there were 1.5 million Christians, but today there are only 250,000, that means that 1.25 million have migrated, killed or been forced to become Muslims. ...
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